On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 05:51:53AM +0900, Gaspard Bucher wrote:
> 
> Here are the results. You gain 10% speed by using symbols in such a situation.

In short, then, it looks like I was right: all else being equal, symbols
are a little faster than strings, but don't (generally) leave the hash
table that stores them so too many symbols may undesirably increase
memory usage.

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